Why is Weight Loss Maintenance harder than Achieving it?
Weight management can seem (and be) impossible if you are hyper focused on cutting calories and sweating in the gym. Your constant weight loss and gain may not be reflected by the effort you put into these two avenues of fat burning! If you worked your butt off but your butt showed back up, you may have underlying health issues that are causing your weight to yo-yo.
Hormone and bacteria levels could be impeding you from sustaining your goal weight after reaching it. Not only do they lead to increased fat storage, but they also lead to food cravings that we usually assume are psychological.
Candida overgrowth is a key reason for many people’s weight gain because it can lead to specific food cravings, fatigue, and unwanted fat storage.
The overproduction of Candida causes harmful yeast cells to die and reproduce at a higher rate, generating a constant stream of toxin release into the bloodstream. This throws off the detoxifying process and over works your liver. When your blood is overloaded with toxins, Candida metabolites will be stored in your fat cells for later processing instead of being taken care of by your liver immediately.
Excessive Candida overgrowth can also increase fat storage in your body by providing stress to your adrenal glands. This results in a damaged immune system and raised cortisol levels. High cortisol levels elicit an unnecessary emergency response to carry dietary fats for late use.
Overgrowth of Candida can also result in weight gain because of increased harmful yeast production. Candida yeast reproduces by feeding on starch and sugar, triggering a drop in blood sugar levels and a rise in hormones related to food cravings. Sugar cravings generated by low blood sugar levels feed into the growth of Candida and start the cycle of weight gain again.
Candida overgrowth is often linked to a microbiome imbalance in your body. Altered microbiomes can also be caused by obesity and do not immediately heal after losing weight, resulting in reduced production of apigenin and naringenin. These two flavonoids can affect how much food we eat as well as the way fat cells are generated in our body, resulting in more weight gain.
Cutting calories and working out may result in weight loss, but it will not be maintainable unless you cure the underlying cause. Testing hormone and bacteria levels can be the step you need toward maintaining a healthy weight! Get in touch with Chen Ben-Asher today for a free consultation!
MEET CHEN BEN ASHER
Chen is a Functional Nutrition expert consultant, leading authority on weight management, women’s health and gluten sensitivity. She is a clinician, public speaker, educator and Amazon Best Seller author of “What If Gluten Free Is Not Enough – The Balanced Diet”.
Chen uses Functional Nutrition to help you find answers to the root causes of your illness and address the biochemical imbalances that may trigger your health and weight. She uses cutting edge lab testing and design the nutritional program to your specific needs as an individual. Food, supplements, lifestyle changes will have integrated to bring balance
If you are looking for a personalized nutritional support, we highly recommended contacting Mor’s Nutrition & More Wellness Center in Cupertino, California today.